29 December 2010

Blood Bowl: Dark Elf Blitzers


Here are the first two Dark Elf Blitzers that I have finished painting. These models take a hell of a long time to paint due to their detail. I can see why a lot of new gamers will steer clear of the Dark Elf range. They are pretty, but they aren't for the novice.

Hope you like them.


English Pillock

20 December 2010

Cygnaran Warjack: Cyclone


I have finally gotten around to taking some photos of the fully painted Cyclone. It is painted pretty simply. I only used 3 foundations (Mordian Blue, Necron Abyss and Hormagaunt Purple), 3 metals (Boltgun, Chainmail and Shining Gold) and 4 inks (Baal Red, Badab Black, Gryphonne sepia and Devlan Mud).

The copper colour is what I'm most proud of, although it took a lot of messing about to achieve it.

i) Black undercoat (already done on the model).
ii) Shining gold. This needs two coats as it is pretty hard to get good coverage over the black.
iii) Baal Red. Go with me here.
iv) Gryphonne sepia.
v) Devlan Mud
vi) And finally a thin coat of Badab Black.

This is a rather disturbing change for me. I don't know when or why it happened but I am starting to play around more with the paints and improving my techniques. I'm still a lazy painter most of the time, but I am starting to mess around more.

Hopefully I might even learn how to do human flesh properly.


English Pillock

14 December 2010

Blood Bowl


Here are some photos of the Blood Bowl teams that are either finished or being built.

Dark Elf Team

These are made with a mix of the Wych and the Warrior boxes from the new Dark Eldar Range. They are a bit of a pain to put together, but they look decent enough.

Maxed out there are 2 Assassins (mirror masks), 2 Runners (green hair), 2 Witch Elves (pink hair), 4 Blitzers (fully armoured with enclosed helmets) and 5 Line Elves (blue hair and bald). Although to start off with the specialists will be Line Elves.

Lizardmen Team

The Lizardman Team has been up and running for ages. It only received it's final addition upon my return to Korea with the Kroxigor.

There are 6 Saurus, 12 Skinks and now a Kroxigor. Enough for a variation of the basic set-up and a few options for the team getting bigger and more advanced.

Khemri Team

The Khemri team was another team that I threw together quickly. There is a mess of Skeletons and the maximum numbers of each specials. I really like the four Mummies or Tomb Guardians (they have had their names altered with the new BB editions). The blue and red makes them stand out a lot more.

Ogre Team

The Ogres are my favourite team to play with. They are one of the hardest to play with but I have so much fun annoying the hell out of the other coaches when they lose team member after team member to Ogres tapping their players on their heads. Unfortunately they also get hamstrung with Bonehead a lot, but I have fun with them none-the-less.

I hope you guys like them. I will see about putting up a post about the Cygnar that I have recently been given to show you how they look.

Chat anon.


English Pillock

13 December 2010

Current projects


Again I apologise for not posting anything recently. I have been working on my miniatures though. I do have several projects going on at the moment.

1) Cygnar

I have been given a 25pts Cygnar warband from one of my American friends who is leaving Korea.

Prime Caine
Cyclone heavy Warjack
Hunter light Warjack
6 Gun Mages
Gun Mage Captain
6 Long Gunners
Longunner Command

They need to be re-painted and are being done so. A two-tone blue and a purple colour plates with copper, gold light and dark steel for the Warjacks.
The troopers will have khaki and leather brown added.

2) Greeks, Romans and Celts.

Celtic Warlord
Celtic BSB
88 Celts
3 Chariots

19 Praetorians
30 Legionary

51 Hoplites
16 Peltasts

Slowly going through the Celts first. Once they are done I'll be finishing the Romans. It is a simple scheme and should be quick to finish once I get in the mood.
The Greeks will be painted up as Spartans even though they have more generic armour and dress styles.

3) High Elves

I have backed off painting the High Elves as I have been thoroughly annoyed with the Phoenix Guard that I have recently purchased. They are insane to put together and to rank up. When you add in Caraydran he throws everything out. When I take a bit more time to get some of the other projects out of the way I will come back to them.

4) Dark Elf and Lizardmen Blood Bowl teams

I have been looking at the Dark Eldar miniatures and I have got a few of them and I have decided to get a box of Wyches and a box of Warriors to throw a team together. I have the two Assassins and a Witch Elf built. Going to throw more miniatures together soon. I'm only going to have 15 of them though.

As far as the Lizardmen team goes I have added a Kroxigor to the team. It is one of the older Kroxigor models put on a 40mm round base and re-painted.

5) Lizardmen

One of my friends got me a box of Temple Guard for Christmas. These are going to be made into a second unit of Temple Guard for my second Slann. I have had a look at the rules for 8th after I was planning to use 2 Slann in a 3500pts list. Since we are still limited to 12 power dice in a single magic phase.

Well this is pretty much all that I have going at the moment. A lot I know, but I have a lot of things to paint.


English Pillock

03 December 2010



Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt, Celt...


Here are 24 out of my 90 Celts. It has taken about 10 to 12 hours to do this little lot. A nice and simple colour scheme using foundation paints, GW metallics and inks.

The miniatures are really nice. Easy to put together and they look good. The only bitch about them that I have is that the boxes don't come with 20mm bases.

Not posting a lot, and I apologise for that. Trying to get back into the swing of things.


English Pillock

20 November 2010

Back in Korea.


First off I feel that I must apologise for taking such a long hiatus between this post and my last. I got into a bit of a funk while waiting to get back to Korea. I've been back two weeks and I've had more games in those two weeks than I had in the 17 I was in the UK!

I have been thoroughly pummelled in 8th Edition so far. I have still yet to find a good balance in 8th yet, although I have yet to play with my Lizardmen as of yet. Played a game with my Elves, 2 for my Ogres and a game of 40K with my Nids.

Photos will be up relatively quickly, but not as of yet. Hopefully I will have something in the following week or so.


English Pillock

23 September 2010

Sword Masters


Lots of pictures, but they are of the same models. Here are my first 10 Sword Masters fully painted up. They do need basing, but I'll get round to that later.


English Pillock

19 September 2010

Warhammer Patrol Missions


Check out the new page.

Comments are welcome!


English Pillock

17 September 2010

Another High Elf post...


Here is my first Ellyrian Reaver fully painted apart from the base.

I will say one thing if you are building these things. Put them together with glue, but don't glue them to their bases. If you do you will have a hard time painting the surcoat and the belly of the horse.

I used the same range of colours for this model as I did the other High Elves. The horse, quiver and the feather crest was the only thin really different.

  • The horse was firstly painted Deneb Stone.
  • It was given a thick-ish coat of Devlan Mud.
  • It was given a final coat of Badab Black to bring it in line with the rest of the model.

  • The quiver was achieved by going over the piece with Thraka Green.
  • Then a coat of Badab Black was used.
  • The horse and mane was gone over carefully with Deneb Stone.
  • The entire quiver was coated again with Thraka Green.

  • The crest was achieved by using two coats of Thraka Green and followed by a coat of Badab Black.


English Pillock

13 September 2010

High Elves


Here are the first fully painted, although not based High Elf models that I have finished. I am using a non-standard colour scheme due to a limited palette and I hate painting white.

Paint Scheme

I start by painting all of my models Deneb Stone. I've found that it is a much nicer base to work with than Chaos Black or Skull White.

The plume and the cloth then gets painted Blood Red. It is a nice contrasting colour that is normally not seen on High Elf models.

The mail is painted with Chainmail. This is the middle tone of silver that GW does. If I wanted darker I'd have gone with Boltgun Metal, or if I wanted lighter I'd have gone with Mithril Silver. Too light and the red trim would look even darker. Too light and they would have not suited the way I ink.

The surcoat running just under the armour was painted with Mechrite Red. It gives a subtle change to the model making it slightly darker, while not changing the model's overall colour scheme and tone.

Areas of the armour and swords were painted with Shining Gold. This was to give the models a bit more colour as they don't have shields and it was also used to make them look elite.

The face was done using Humbrol Acrylic 61, which is like Tallarn Flesh. I will be going back to Tallarn Flesh as I don't like the consistency of the Humbrol paint. Both give a similar look, but the GW inks don't settle as well on the Humbrol paint.

The whole model was doused with Badab Black. This is one reason why I didn't want a darker silver. The face and gold were gone over with Gryphonne Sepia or Devlan Mud. This brings out the vibrancy of the gold colour.

The gems were painted with Deneb Stone, then gone over with Thraka Green. I used two coats of Thraka Green as a single coat lacks vibrancy.

I don't use any highlights. Mainly because I don't really know how to do them. Also I don't see my armies as being too pretty. I prefer them to look as if they have walked through a swamp, or out of a coal mine.

Sword Masters

Prince on Griffon



English Pillock